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Mottram Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3089 / 53°18'31"N

Longitude: -2.1762 / 2°10'34"W

OS Eastings: 388353

OS Northings: 379119

OS Grid: SJ883791

Mapcode National: GBR FZ75.NK

Mapcode Global: WHBBG.J3X5

Entry Name: Mottram Old Hall

Listing Date: 25 July 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138842

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58259

Location: Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Mottram St. Andrew

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


5/93 Mottram Old Hall



Manor House: late Medieval origins with early C16 work, early C17
extensions and repairs of early and late C18 with 2 periods of C20
restoration. Ashlar sandstone lower storey, timber framed upper
portions, brick repairs to sides and rear. Kerridge stone-slate roof
and some concrete tiling. 2 stone and 1 brick chimneys. Square
portion to left, has parts of original semi-fortified house. Expanded
in early C17 to E-plan but now reduced to 3 sides of a small
courtyard, 3- storey north front. Left 2 bays are of original portion.
Tall stone plinth has 2 2-light chamfered stone mullions. Heavy major
timbering above with tension bracing and weak studding. 1st storey
has 2 inserted C17 5-light .ovolo-moulded wooden windows. Above these
are a now painted coving, a moulded tie-beam and a blocked 4-light
mullioned and transomed window in a gable. Added to right is an
L-shaped portion. The plinth has lesser stonework and remainder more
irregular timber framing with weak tension bracing. 1st storey has
ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows and top storey similar
mullioned windows and in the corner a quadrant oriel. Chamfered stone
doorcase to west range. At junction of 2 portions is a tall stone
chimney with a chamfered coping, part of an embrasure and at the rear
a round headed light. Behind the chimney is an open passage with an
early C17 door to right with ovolo-moulded panels and studding. To
rear stone plinth has mullioned windows, one of 10 lights and Flemish
bond brickwork with cambered brick heads to C20 windows with glazing

Interior: Eastern portion has a stone +-cellar or undercroft with
large brick-arched ovens and a deeply rebated 4-centred arched
doorcase. Tension braces visible in internal walls above. Much of
upper work early C17, chamfered stone fireplaces, bead-moulding on
staircase posts and cyma-moulded wooden doorcases. Also C18
plasterwork and ceiling covings. Added L-shaped portion has more
consistent early C17 work, chamfered stone fireplaces, chamfered
ceiling beams and trusses of tiebeam and 2 diagonal struts. Some
added corner fireplaces.

The origin of the existing structure was a moated semi-fortified manor
house probably of C15 date of which there are 2 others at least in the
Macclesfield area. Much later building, alterations and demolition
make a very complicated surviving portion.

Listing NGR: SJ8835379119

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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